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Frequently Asked Questions About the Dental Program

How can I become a patient in the Dental Program?

You can call the Dental Program for an "Application for Dental Care". The criteria are that you must be an Oakland County resident, have no dental insurance or Medicaid, and qualify financially by filling out the application. Your income must be verifiable. The application takes about one week to process.

What are your hours and fees?

Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fees: Registration Fee (once qualified) is $15 per family. Prosthetics (dentures, if needed) varies--patient pays lab fee only. Dental Visit Fee is $15 per appointment.

Do you treat patients with special needs?

The Dental Offices are wheel chair accessible. The Dentists treat patients of all ages as long as there is cooperation. The Dental Program will try to find staff to do language interpretation, but it is better to have someone come with the patient. The Dental Program will see all medically compromised patients, initially. If a referral is necessary we will help.

Do you have specialists ? Such as an oral surgeon, an endodontist (root canal), a periodontist (gum disease), a pedodontist (children's specialist) or orthodontist (braces)?

No. Oakland County has only general dentists. If a patient needs a specialist we will make the appropriate referral. We refer to the dental schools in Detroit and Ann Arbor; also Detroit Receiving Hospital, Tri-County Dental Health Council and the private sector. Outside referrals are at the patient's own expense.

Where are you located?

Oakland County Health Division
Dental Program
County Service Center
1200 North Telegraph Road, Building 36 East
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341
248-858-1306

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